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 2021-11-29 03:00 

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Japan considering stricter border controls...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says the government is considering a further tightening of border controls due to the spread of a new variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in South Africa....

 2021-11-29 02:09 

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South African leader voices concern over Omicron...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday called on the public to step up anti-coronavirus measures following a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant....

 2021-11-29 01:51 

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Japan to bolster domestic vaccine production...

The Japanese government is aiming to reduce the country's reliance on foreign-made vaccines. It's ramping up funding for domestic development to better prepare for future coronavirus outbreaks and other epidemics....

 2021-11-29 01:42 

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Nikkei falls as omicron cases spur risk aversion...

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei stock index lost more than 400 points at the start of the morning session on Monday.It followed tumbles in share prices around the world on Friday after reports of cases of the new omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-28 22:57 

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G7 health ministers to discuss new variant...

The new Omicron coronavirus variant surfaced in several countries around the world over the weekend. And that's prompted the UK government to call an urgent meeting of Group of Seven health ministers on Monday....

 2021-11-28 20:21 

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G7 health ministers to discuss Omicron variant...

The UK government says it will call an urgent meeting of Group of Seven health ministers on Monday to discuss how to address the worldwide spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The country holds the G7 presidency this year....

 2021-11-28 19:16 

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Philippines suspends resumption of tourist entry...

The Philippine government has reversed its decision to allow entry to some international tourists. This comes as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been spreading in Africa and Europe....

 2021-11-28 16:17 

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Omicron cases expand worldwide...

The new omicron coronavirus variant surfaced in several countries around the world over the weekend....

 2021-11-28 14:34 

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Netherlands confirms 13 cases of Omicron variant...

The public health authority in the Netherlands says 13 passengers who arrived in the country on flights from South Africa on Friday have tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-28 10:05 

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Omicron variant detected in Australia, Europe...

Australia has reported its first cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The new variant was initially identified in South Africa....

 2021-11-28 08:54 

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Tokyo reports 9 new coronavirus cases...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported nine new cases of the coronavirus in the Japanese capital on Sunday. That's down 11 from a week earlier....

 2021-11-28 06:41 

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Christmas tree lit up in Brazil amid pandemic...

A gigantic Christmas tree has been lit up in Brazil, where people are wishing for an end to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-28 05:33 

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More nations tighten measures to fight new variant...

Italy has joined other countries and areas where cases of a new variant of the coronavirus, known as Omicron, have been reported for the first time....

 2021-11-28 02:46 

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US: Travel advisory to highest level over Omicron...

US citizens are now advised not to travel to eight countries in southern Africa as the new coronavirus variant Omicron has been identified in various parts of the world....

 2021-11-28 01:14 

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Britain tightens rules over Omicron variant...

Britain is reimposing tighter restrictions after two cases of the new coronavirus variant Omicron were confirmed in the country....

 2021-11-27 21:26 

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Omicron variant confirmed in Britain, Germany...

Cases of a new variant of the coronavirus, known as Omicron, have been reported in Britain and Germany for the first time. The variant was initially detected in South Africa....

 2021-11-27 17:56 

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New variant affecting sport events...

Four rugby teams from Europe have decided to return home from South Africa ahead of scheduled matches there. The move follows the detection of a new variant of the coronavirus, known as Omicron, in the country....

 2021-11-27 16:27 

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WHO: Vaccination rates remain low in Africa...

The rates of vaccination against the coronavirus remain low in African countries. The World Health Organization warns that the gap with wealthy nations could undermine global efforts to combat the virus....

 2021-11-27 12:05 

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World races to keep out new COVID-19 variant...

Countries around the world are retightening their borders after the World Health Organization designated the highly mutated coronavirus strain detected in South Africa as a...

 2021-11-27 10:07 

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Tokyo reports 16 new cases of new coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 16 new cases of the coronavirus in the Japanese capital on Saturday. The number is unchanged from a week earlier....

 2021-11-27 03:06 

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Biden calls for faster vaccine sharing...

US President Joe Biden has called on the international community to step up efforts to donate coronavirus vaccines to developing nations....

 2021-11-27 01:42 

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Countries move to keep out new COVID-19 variant...

Countries and regions across the world are re-tightening their borders following the detection of a highly mutated coronavirus variant in South Africa....

 2021-11-27 00:26 

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WTO postpones meeting due to new COVID variant...

The World Trade Organization has announced it will postpone a ministerial conference that was due to start on Tuesday in Geneva. The decision follows the detection of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 23:09 

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Dow drops over 1,000 points...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped more than 1,000 points at one stage on Friday amid concerns over a new coronavirus variant confirmed in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 23:08 

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S.Africa calls for heightened public vigilance...

The South African government is urging people to take thorough measures against the coronavirus following the detection of a highly mutated new variant in the country....

 2021-11-26 23:05 

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Countries rush to keep out new COVID-19 variant...

Countries and regions across the world are re-tightening their borders following the detection of a highly mutated coronavirus variant in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 22:14 

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Global stocks plunge...

The highly mutated coronavirus variant detected in South Africa has put investors around the globe into panic mode. Stocks tumbled Friday, including on Wall Street....

 2021-11-26 22:13 

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WHO labels new COVID strain 'variant of concern'...

The World Health Organization has designated the highly mutated coronavirus strain detected in South Africa as a...

 2021-11-26 17:15 

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Dow plunges amid fears over virus variant...

Stocks tumbled in New York on Friday after a coronavirus variant newly confirmed in South Africa raised concerns about the global economy....

 2021-11-26 12:56 

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60% of single-parent households face income drop...

A survey shows that more than 60 percent of single-parent households in Japan say their incomes have dropped due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-26 10:51 

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Japan to tighten quarantine for African arrivals...

Japan will tighten quarantine measures for people arriving from six African countries, after a new variant of the coronavirus was detected in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 10:12 

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Political funding dented by pandemic...

Revenue earned by Japanese political parties and organizations dropped last year, as they held fewer fundraising parties amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-26 10:10 

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COVID variant news hit Asia, Oceania shares...

Stock indexes on major markets in Asia and Oceania tumbled on Friday, following reports that a new coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 09:58 

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Japan tightens entry measures for new variant...

Japan will tighten entry restrictions for travelers from six countries including South Africa and Botswana from Saturday after a new coronavirus variant was confirmed in South Africa....

 2021-11-26 08:45 

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Tokyo reports 19 new coronavirus cases...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 19 new coronavirus cases in the Japanese capital on Friday....

 2021-11-26 07:29 

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Nikkei 225 drops sharply on COVID variant fears...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index dropped sharply on Friday, as reports of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa raised fears about the global economic outlook....

 2021-11-26 07:20 

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Indonesia to ban year-end, New Year paid vacations...

The Indonesian government has decided to ban people from taking paid holidays during the year-end and New Year period as part of anti-coronavirus measures....

 2021-11-26 05:21 

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Breakthrough COVID cases surge in S.Korea...

Coronavirus infections are surging again in South Korea, even though nearly 80 percent of its population have been fully vaccinated. The country's health minister says about 60 percent of the recent cases involve vaccinated people....

 2021-11-26 04:49 

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South Africa detects new coronavirus variant...

Health authorities in South Africa say they have detected a new coronavirus variant. There are concerns that current vaccines could be less effective against it....

 2021-11-26 04:02 

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Nikkei drops over 800 points...

Tokyo's benchmark stock index fell sharply on Friday, after reports of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa raised concerns about the global economy....

 2021-11-26 00:39 

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Total number of COVID-19 cases in UK tops 10 mil....

Britain has recorded more than 10 million coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. It is the first country in Europe to surpass the 10 million mark....

 2021-11-25 09:01 

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Tokyo reports 27 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 27 new cases of the coronavirus in the Japanese capital on Thursday. The number is up seven from a week earlier....

 2021-11-25 06:01 

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White House: 92% of federal workers vaccinated...

The Biden administration says 92 percent of more than 3.5 million US federal workers have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, in compliance with its mandate....

 2021-11-25 05:56 

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Tokyo lowers medical system alert to lowest level...

Japanese experts have lowered Tokyo's coronavirus healthcare system alert level to the lowest of the four stages in the scale....

 2021-11-25 02:54 

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Italy to bar unvaccinated people from restaurants...

Italy's government has decided to bar unvaccinated people from certain leisure establishments in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-24 08:53 

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Tokyo reports 5 new COVID cases, no deaths...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported five new cases of coronavirus infection in the capital on Wednesday, the lowest this year....

 2021-11-24 03:56 

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S.Korea's daily COVID-19 rate hits record high...

South Korea's daily tally of coronavirus infections has topped 4,000 for the first time. The prime minister suggested that emergency anti-coronavirus restrictions may be re-imposed....

 2021-11-23 10:14 

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UN warns of impact of container freight rate rise...

The UN trade agency has warned that the current surge in container freight rates could increase global import price levels by nearly 11 percent by 2023 and affect the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-23 08:50 

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Tokyo reports 17 new cases of coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 17 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Tuesday....

 2021-11-23 08:43 

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German Christmas markets canceled due to COVID-19...

A number of Christmas markets in Germany have been canceled as the country's daily counts of coronavirus infections continue to reach record highs....

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